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by Joel Rich From the Wall Street Journal – Rabbi Dr. MY Soloveichik on one of my favorite movies – Chariots of Fire a quick snip: …..Eric Liddell, a devout Christian. The Scottish runner’s religious identity also motivates his athletics, though in a very different way. In the film, Liddell’s father, a missionary, tells his son that “you’re the proud ...

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by Joel Rich From Nishmat Avraham –I wonder if the wonder is based on the assumption that the whole is equal to the sum of its parts? Rav Yonah Emanuel zt”l also commented that he did not know of a source which states that it would be permissible for a Dayan to pass judgment in favor of a litigant who ...

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by Joel Rich Hat Tip _ Rabbi N Rich – One of my(many) pet peeves פרי מגדים משבצות זהב על שולחן ערוך אורח חיים הלכות תענית סימן תקסו סעיף ב דיש ליתן צדקה במנחה אגרא דתעניתא צדקה וכן נוהגין במקצת קהלות להכריז ליתן כופר נפש, ומ”מ יראה לעשות כן שלא בחזרת ש”ץ התפלה כי מבלבלין וצריך לשמוע להש”ץ, גם בב’ ...

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by Joel Rich The YU Torah miTzion Kollel of Toronto is having an 18 hour on September 18, and shiurim will be live streamed for anyone who would like to participate. The link for the shiurim information is here: The Eighteen Hour Shiur ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Anyone know why in the standard daily Artscroll siddur they moved the ...

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by Joel Rich Worth thinking about -“our standing in the world will be determined not by our so-called material riches, and not by our military’s bravery, but by the moral virtue of our undertaking.” David Ben Gurion ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ From R’ Simcha Herzog – “ and although Maharal contends that Maimonides (he contends the same vis a ...

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by Joel Rich I read an interesting short philosophical work titled “Ultimate Questions,” by Bryan Magee. His thesis is that human morality is rooted in some sort of sharedness of inner being so we know what morals are but are unable to support them rationally (since they aren’t rooted in reason). While some (me) would then say it would be ...

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by Joel Rich There’s a fascinating Ran on the Gemara in Kiddushin 31a concerning R’Yosef being blind in which he states that R’Yosef blinded himself so as not to have to see things outside of his 4 amot. Why wasn’t this considered chovel (wounding self) even if done indirectly? Even if not chovel, should/may one do something which limits his ...

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by Joel Rich The Torah seems to presuppose the existence of money (e.g., Avraham buying from Ephron). Does this mean humankind was “destined” to have a medium of exchange other than barter, or waiting for equivalent object of value? ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ From R’ Aviner (IMHO there’s what to discuss-from a layman whose cpr/Heimlich training saved 2 lives, ...

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